Beaded Bookmark Hook - Easy DIY Crafts Project
Do-It-Yourself Beaded Shepherd Hook Bookmark
Craft your own beautiful beaded bookmark following these easy instructions. We show you how to make a dragonfly bookmark with beads.
- Supplies Needed: Small shepherd hook bookmark, end charm (we used a Dragonfly charm here), assorted beads and spacers, 1 eye pin, jewelry making tools (needle-nosed pliers, flat-nosed pliers).
- Step 1: Open loop on eye pin by twisting sideways - see photo. This retains the shape without distorting the size.
- Step 2: Add beads and spacers as desired. Leave about 1/2" of the eye pin free.
- Step 3: Create loop on end by first bending eye pin at right angle to beading using flat-nosed pliers. Grab very tip of eye pin about a 1/4" from tips of needle-nosed pliers and begin wrapping around to create loop. Reposition and keep curling it around until you've created a new loop.
- Step 4: As above, open new loop by twisting sideways. Hook onto end of bookmark (make sure design is facing front), then twist loop closed.
Tip: Use a second eye pin to create a beaded extension. Add to the first, but grab bottom loop of eye pin using flat nosed plier and turn 90 degrees so that charm faces forward.
Opening the eye pin loop.
Open loop on eye pin by twisting sideways to retain the shape without distorting size.
Add beads and spacers. Leave about 1/2" of the eye pin free.
Adding beads to eye pin for bookmark embellishment.
Creating loop on end of metal bookmark embellishment.
Create loop on end. Bend eye pin at right angle. Grab eye pin a 1/4" from tips of needle-nosed pliers. Wrap around to create loop.
Attaching the charm to bookmark hook.
Hook loop onto end of bookmark making sure design is facing front, then twist loop closed.
Shepherd Hook Bookmarks - Idea Variations and Uses
- Add beads, tassels, ribbon, charms to craft your own special bookmark gift. This style bookmark hook is designed to hang over the side of a book with the beads and charm laying against the spine.
- Wire bookmark hooks also work great as letter openers.
- Use your creative ideas to make a unique wedding favor, Mother's Day present or unusual teacher gift.
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Buy Gold Shepherd Hooks for this craft project to make your own.